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Re: Alexei's favorite songs
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2005, 03:09:28 PM »
Also, I know that Alexei playd the balalika, but what songs did he play?

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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2005, 06:39:53 PM »
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Also, I know that Alexei playd the balalika, but what songs did he play?


probly russian folk songs as other people said.

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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2005, 09:27:58 PM »
What were the songs like?
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Re: Alexei's favorite songs
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2005, 09:32:20 PM »
Popular music in those times were: Ragtime Music; Cake-Walk, Tango ( this Tango was a kind of different than the Tango we know today), Mazurka, Maschischa (or Maxixe), Polka, Hesitation Waltz, Boston (Or English Waltz), Lanzers , Grizzly Bear, Camel Walk etc....I actually LOVE this kind of music and I've learned to dance it...Cool! I like old fashiones dances (XVIII Century; XIX Century and XX Century dances until the 1940's)

Well; I think that Alexei should have liked Popular Russian music for he played so well the Balalaika and enjoyed to do it. Opinions?  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2005, 10:40:12 PM »
Oh, Niki's favorite composer was Tchaikovsky as in the composer of "the nutcracker"?
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Re: Alexei's favorite songs
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2005, 12:15:54 AM »
Nicky was also good friends with Rimsky-Korsakov (am I right?)
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2005, 07:01:12 AM »
Would the kids have listened to some American songs? I know their cousin had a recording of "Yankee Doodle".

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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2005, 10:12:18 AM »
Does anyone know what russian songs were popular then? Would Alexei have played these on the balalika?

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2005, 11:13:07 AM »
well all of OTMA played the piano, and i can remeber that they played a little of Bach and Chopin. but i'm not shure about alexei other than he played the balalika

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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2005, 05:59:47 PM »
a year ago, I downloaded this song called Unchained Melody, not the Doobey (did I spell that right? ???)Brothers one from the movie "Ghost", but a classical one. For our generation, it's rare, but I adore classical music, besides my everyday rock 8)
Well, back to the song:
Unchained Melody is bt Arthur Fiedler, and there are many different versions, so you can try downloading many of them. THe thing about this song is that it reminds me so much of Aleksey and OTMA that its sort of scary, like it was composed for them or something...
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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2005, 08:13:45 PM »
The Tsarevich-Martyr most probably sang and played Russian folk songs, church hymns and military ditties like the one that begins like this:

'Cabbage soup, buckwheat groats and black bread,
With which our soldiers all are fed...'

Remember, this was a good-natured boy that idolized his Papa, loved Russia, and had not gone into adolescence yet.

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2010, 11:18:39 PM »
Alot of the time people sang "God save the Tsar"